What is it?

Data protection ensures that information held about you is processed in accordance with the rights provided in the Data Protection Act 2018 and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR 2016/679). This safeguards and prohibits any non-compliant or unauthorised processing.

Your rights

The Act also gives you the right to:

  • Know what information is being held about you.
  • Know what your information is being used for and why.
  • Know where the information came from and who has accessed it.
  • Request access to your information.
  • Take action to block, rectify, erase or destroy inaccurate data.

Requests for information

(Subject Access Requests (SAR))

You can request access to find out what information West Dunbartonshire Council holds about you.

Please complete the Subject Access Request online form.

You can also download the Subject Access Request Form and return by email to dataprotection@west-dunbarton.gov.uk or post to

Data Protection Officer
Municipal Buildings,
G82 1NR


Information Commissioner

Compliance with the Act is the responsibility of the Council and this is regulated by the Information Commissioner.